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ExxonMobil hosted panel featuring Tony Stewart at IMTS 2018

September 17, 2018 | By Mario Cywinski

ExxonMobil held “The Winning Advantage: Lessons from the Stewart-Haas Racing CNC Shop” panel discussion at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2018 show in Chicago, recently.

“Machine shop operations that support professional motorsports teams like Stewart-Haas Racing face distinct challenges – every job is unique and deadlines are set in stone – but a lot of their practices and strategies can be applied by other professional shops,” said Alan Suan, North America Commercial Lubricants Advisor, ExxonMobil.

The panel discussion featured NASCAR champion Tony Stewart, Ray Salazar, Equipment Builder Engineer, ExxonMobil, and Brad Harris, Director, SHR CNC Operations, it was moderated by Derek Korn, Executive Editor, Modern Machine Shop.

“We’re excited to partner with Stewart-Haas Racing – one of the most successful teams in NASCAR – to provide machine shop operators from around the country with a forum to hear from the team’s CNC experts so that they can identify winning advantages for their own businesses,” said Suan.


The discussion looked at best practices and challenges that machine shops face, and allow attendees to have insights into how to: develop winning equipment and shop management strategies, as well as cultivate partnerships with suppliers that enhance success.

The discussion was followed by a question and answer session as well as an autograph session with Stewart.

To view the panel discussion, click here.


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